2nd Annual President's Run Raises Scholarship Funds

News Date: 
Wed. 02/13/2013

Join Friends University’s Freddy Falcon, a variety of other Wichita-area mascots and the Friends University community for the 2nd Annual President's Run Saturday, April 6.  

Participants will have the option of running the Falcon 5K Competitive Race or the non-competitive Mascot Mile Fun Run/Walk around Friends University’s beautiful campus and the surrounding Delano neighborhood. The 5K race will be a part of the upcoming Prairie Fire Spring Half Marathon in May.

Registrants will receive a short-sleeved technical T-shirt, race bib (with a timing chip for 5K participants), food ticket, goodie bag and bottled water.  Medals for first through third places in each age and gender group will be awarded for the 5K race. In addition to the run, there will be opportunities to meet Wichita-area mascots, live music provided by Abandon Kansas, a pancake feed by Chris Cakes, and a vendor booth area.

The event is sponsored by the Friends University Wichita Alumni Advisory Board and the University’s Run with Friends group.  

Race packets for the competitive Falcon 5K can be picked up at 8 a.m. the day of the run or between 3 and 7 p.m. the day before the run on the second floor of the Davis Administration Building (clock tower building). The race begins at 9:40 a.m.  Early bird registration by March 31 costs $30 per person. After that, registration is $40 through the day of the race.

Race packets for the non-competitive, non-timed Mascot Mile Fun Run/Walk can be picked up at 8 a.m. the day of the run or between 3 and 7 p.m. the day before the run on the second floor of the Davis Administration Building (clock tower building). The race begins at 9:30 a.m.  Early bird registration by March 31 costs $20 per person. After that, registration is $30 through the day of the race.  Mascots will be positioned around the mile-long route and will be available after the run to greet children and other attendees.

To register for the event, visit www.friends.edu/run.  Each entry fee includes a $10 donation to the Wichita Alumni Advisory Board Endowed Scholarship Honoring James Arbertha. The scholarship aims to help provide higher education to those who otherwise could not receive it.

For more information about this event, visit www.friends.edu/run or email runwithfriends@friends.edu.

For more information
Contact: 
Communications Office
Phone: 
316-295-5713
E-mail: 
runwithfriends@friends.edu